Scottish Gardener

With the Covid-19 pandemic and ‘lock down’ I have been retreating into the garden where I need not distance myself from the emerging green shoots of life. I have recently … Continue reading Scottish Gardener

Largue, Glenkindie

On Thursday 2nd January 2020 I was exploring Glenkindie and came across this abandoned farmhouse. It is called Largue and inside the old wooden box beds survive and were lined … Continue reading Largue, Glenkindie

‘How the World Thinks’

For my birthday, my son Andrew gave me ‘How the World Thinks’ by Julian Baggini. What a wonderful world journey it takes you on as it explores philosophies of living. … Continue reading ‘How the World Thinks’

“He responded that his profession was being a humanist”

In what follows I have selected some of my favourite quotes from Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes and imaginatively/adventurously/romantically ‘linked’ them with some of my creative work:   

St Medan’s cave

When on the Mull of Kintyre Peter and Sian went to try and find this cave/chapel. We found that this, the most southern “chapel” in Scotland, no longer survives. It … Continue reading St Medan’s cave

Oor Big Braw Cosmos

Last night, at the University of Glasgow, I attended the book launch of “Oor Big Braw Cosmos”. It was written by John C Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, and Rab … Continue reading Oor Big Braw Cosmos

It stopped me

Last week I came across the above gravestone in Stewarton Churchyard and it stopped me. Mrs Picken was an elderly widow, who day after day, year after year, left an … Continue reading It stopped me